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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775966/an-enigmatic-case-presentation-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism-an-unusual-syndrome-with-an-uncommon-complication
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A M Al-Sharydah, A H Al-Abdulwahhab, H A Abu AlOla
INTRODUCTION: In patients with a hypercoagulable state, such as patients with pulmonary embolism and/or Budd-Chiari syndrome, the complications from multiple gene mutations are more numerous than those from a single mutation. The authors present a woman with no major prior medical history who presented with pulmonary embolism and Budd-Chiari syndrome; this enigmatic co-occurrence has never been solely reported without underlying aetiology in a patient without prior medical conditions...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775449/-dodatkowa-t%C3%A4-tnica-nerkowa-przyczyn%C3%A4-skrajnego-wodonercza-u-5-letniego-ch%C3%A5-opca
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Grażyna Krzemień, Jarosław Sołtyski, Agnieszka Szmigielska, Stanisław Warchoł, Teresa Dudek-Warchoł, Aleksandra Jakimów-Kostrzewa
Hydronephrosis in children is most often due to an intrinsic ureteropelvic junction obstruction or by compression on ureter by accessory renal artery coming from the aorta to the lower pole of the kidney. AIM: The aim of study was to present a case with a late onset of hydronephrosis caused by accessory renal artery. CASE REPORT: 5-year old boy with a mild pyelectasia during first 10 months of age was admitted to hospital because of abdominal pain and vomiting. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a marked dilatation of the right pelvicalyceal system with renal pelvis measuring 23 mm in anterior-posterior (ap) diameter, enlargement of calyces to 10 mm and narrowed cortex to 5 mm...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774051/alosetron-use-in-clinical-practice-significant-improvement-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-symptoms-evaluated-using-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-composite-endpoint
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Brian E Lacy, Jean Paul Nicandro, Emil Chuang, David L Earnest
Background: Alosetron is approved to treat women with severe IBS and diarrhea (IBS-D) who have failed standard therapy. In our study, we aimed to evaluate alosetron efficacy using new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endpoints and utilization in clinical practice. Methods: This prospective, open-label, multicenter, observational 12-week study evaluated women with severe IBS-D enrolled in the alosetron prescribing program. The coprimary FDA endpoints were changes from baseline in stool consistency and abdominal pain severity...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770208/case-report-polyarteritis-nodosa-or-complicated-henoch-schonlein-purpura-a-rare-case
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Sajad Hasanzadeh, Seyedeh Maryam Alavi, Elahe Masnavi, Maryam Rohani, Saeid Jokar
Background: Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a vasculitis that affects medium sized arteries. PAN is a rare disease and requires a high vilgilance for diagnosis. For instance, PAN and Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) have narrowing differential diagnosis. Here, we report a case of PAN. Case presentation : Our patient was a 65 year old woman that came to hospital due to abdominal pain and skin lesion on the right upper and right lower extremities. All rheumatologic tests were negative. A biopsy of the skin lesion was reported as mild hyperkeratosis, slight spongiosis with intact basal layer...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769505/efficacy-of-0-5-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-with-dexamethasone-versus-0-5-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-alone-in-spinal-anaesthesia-for-patient-undergoing-lower-abdominal-urological-and-lower-limb-orthopedic-surgeries
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M M Haque, M A Aleem, F H Haque, A B Siddique, R Afrose
Spinal anaesthesia with local anaesthetics has limited duration. Different additives have been used to prolong spinal anaesthesia. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of adding dexamethasone to bupivacaine in spinal anaesthesia specially whether it would prolong the duration of sensory block/ surgical analgesia and post-operative analgesia/pain free period or not. This randomized, prospective, double-blind, clinical study was conducted in the Department of Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care of Combined Military Hospital, Chittagong from October 2016 to August 2017...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764265/use-of-methadone-to-reverse-opioid-escalation-in-a-patient-with-surgical-pain
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Muhammad Jaffar, Gwin Cunningham, Michael Chandler, Thomas Webb
Acute pain is a prevalent issue for patients recovering from surgical procedures. Methadone has been recognized as a unique option for treatment of surgical pain due to its multiple mechanisms of analgesia and its potential to decrease tolerance to other opioids. Studies of methadone use in postoperative settings are sparse in part due to safety concerns, such as complex pharmacokinetics, risk of respiratory depression, and association with arrhythmias. In this case study of a 70-year-old male with postsurgical abdominal pain, methadone utilization over a period of 9 days resulted in patient-reported analgesia and aided in de-escalating overall opioid use...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763850/laparoscopic-surgery-for-a-bochdalek-hernia-triggered-by-pregnancy-in-an-adult-woman-a-case-report
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Shotaro Matsudera, Masanobu Nakajima, Masakazu Takahashi, Hiroto Muroi, Maiko Kikuchi, Yosuke Shida, Keisuke Ihara, Satoru Yamaguchi, Kinro Sasaki, Takashi Tsuchioka, Hiroyuki Kato
INTRODUCTION: A Bochdalek hernia (BH) is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. We herein describe an adult woman with a BH triggered by pregnancy and treated by laparoscopic surgery. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 26-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of abdominal pain and dyspnea resulting from a left diaphragmatic hernia. She was diagnosed with a BH and underwent laparoscopic surgery. Her postoperative progress was satisfactory, and no recurrence was found at follow-up approximately 1 year later...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756706/ovarian-masses-in-infant-juvenile-age
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Kaan Sonmez, Zafer Turkyilmaz, Ramazan Karabulut, A Can Basaklar
INTRODUCTION: The appropraite surgical treatment to pediatric patients with ovarian lesions are heterogeneous and ovarian preservation is desirable in children. The aim of this study is to the discuss findings related to a set of patients who were operated on for ovarian lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study carried out in 13 years on 56 patients under the age of 17. These patients were divided into 3 groups according to ovarian pathologic diagnosis: 25 with functional (cyts and torsion), 18 with epithelial ovarian lesions and 13 with germ cell tumours...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756105/non-operative-management-of-abdominal-gunshot-injuries-is-it-safe-in-all-cases
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Nidal İflazoğlu, Orhan Üreyen, Osman Zekai Öner, Ulvi Mehmet Meral, Murat Yülüklü
Objective: In line with advances in diagnostic methods and expectation of a decrease in the number of negative laparotomies, selective non-operative management of abdominal gunshot wounds has been increasingly used over the last three decades. We aim to detect the possibility of treatment without surgery and present our experience in selected cases referred from Syria to a hospital at the Turkish-Syrian border. Material and Methods: Between February 2012 and June 2014, patients admitted with abdominal gunshot wounds were analyzed...
2018: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756012/needle-fracture-during-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-using-a-needle-with-a-side-hole
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Takashi Sasaki, Ryo Kanata, Naoki Sasahira
Background and study aims  Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is widely performed to obtain pathological evidence from several parts of the body. Major complications of EUS-FNA are bleeding, pancreatitis, and abdominal pain. Needle fracture is a rare complication of EUS-FNA and only a few relevant reports are available. Here, we report a case of needle fracture during EUS-FNA using a needle with a side hole. A 61-year-old man underwent EUS-FNA of the uncinate process of the pancreas to confirm malignancy...
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755906/rare-forms-of-castleman-disease-mimicking-malignancy-mesenteric-and-pancreatic-involvement
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Mustafa Ozsoy, Zehra Ozsoy, Suleyman Sahin, Yuksel Arıkan
Castleman disease is a lymphoproliferative disorder with unknown etiology and pathogenesis. While the disease may involve all parts of the body, the mediastinum appears to be the most common part of involvement. In this study, we present two cases of Castleman disease with different localizations that mimicked malignancy. A 62-year-old female patient presented with jaundice. Laboratory analysis indicated aspartate aminotransferase: 250 U/L, total bilirubin: 4 mg/dl, and carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9: 900 U/ml...
March 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751773/an-unusual-finding-in-a-desmoid-type-fibromatosis-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Joseph Clarence Torres, Chen Xin
BACKGROUND: Desmoid-type fibromatoses are rare benign and fibrous tumors that account for approximately 0.03% of total neoplasms. Within this category of neoplasms, pancreatic desmoid-type fibromatosis is an extremely rare subgroup, accounting for approximately 5% of desmoid-type fibromatoses. Although the etiology is unknown, some risk factors include trauma, surgery, family history of desmoid tumor, pregnancy, use of contraceptives, genetic mutation, and familial adenomatous polyposis or Gardner syndrome...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746253/a-pilot-study-of-hypnotherapy-as-complementary-treatment-for-pain-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Jacob Juel, Randi Abrahamsen, Søren S Olesen, Asbjørn M Drewes
BackgroundChronic pain is the hallmark symptom of chronic pancreatitis (CP). Its treatment is complicated, and often the patients have side-effects notwithstanding that pain is not ameliorated in many cases. Hypnotherapy has been shown to improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome including abdominal pain and, as such, may serve as a remedy to relive pain. The aim of this open-label pilot-study was to test the effect of hypnotherapy for pain in patients with CP. MethodsFour patients with CP and chronic abdominal pain were included and followed for four consecutive weeks...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743844/difficult-colonoscopy-air-carbon-dioxide-or-water-insufflation
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Alisha Chaubal, Vikas Pandey, Ruchir Patel, Prateik Poddar, Aniruddha Phadke, Meghraj Ingle, Prabha Sawant
Background/Aims: This study aimed to compare tolerance to air, carbon dioxide, or water insufflation in patients with anticipated difficult colonoscopy (young, thin, obese individuals, and patients with prior abdominal surgery or irradiation). Methods: Patients with body mass index (BMI) less than 18 kg/m2 or more than 30 kg/m2 , or who had undergone previous abdominal or pelvic surgeries were randomized to air, carbon dioxide, or water insufflation during colonoscopy...
April 2018: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742700/characteristics-and-management-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-european-experience
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Cristina Serraino, Chiara Elia, Christian Bracco, Gianluca Rinaldi, Fulvio Pomero, Alberto Silvestri, Remo Melchio, Luigi Maria Fenoglio
Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) are space-occupying lesions in the liver associated with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to review an Italian hospital experience in epidemiological, clinical patterns, and management of PLA.We performed a retrospective, descriptive case series at a single center assessing demographic characteristics, presentation patterns, etiological factors, microbiological etiology, and management for patients treated for PLA between 2000 and 2016.Around 109 patients were identified...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742687/a-case-report-of-autoimmune-pancreatitis-associated-with-a-pancreatic-pseudocyst
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Kai Zhang, Xianying Liu, Lei Yi, Jiannan Li, Jian Shi, Tongjun Liu
RATIONALE: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a special type of chronic pancreatitis, which is rarely associated with pseudocyst. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old man complained of a recurrent upper abdominal pain in our hospital. DIAGNOSES: A cystic mass of size 4 × 3 cm in his pancreatic tail was found by computed tomography. The concentrations of serum carbohydrate antigen19-9 (81 U/mL) and serum immunoglobulin G4 (181 mg/dL) were elevated...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738103/bedside-sonography-performed-by-emergency-physicians-to-detect-appendicitis-in-children
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Marie Nicole, Marie Pier Desjardins, Jocelyn Gravel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of emergency physicians with various levels of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) experience to detect appendicitis with POCUS among children visiting a pediatric Emergency Department (ED). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in an urban, tertiary care pediatric ED. Children aged 2 to 18 years old who presented with acute abdominal pain suggesting appendicitis were included. Patients were excluded if they had a history of appendectomy, hemodynamic instability requiring resuscitation, or were transferred with proven diagnosis of appendicitis...
May 8, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737920/does-promethazine-shorten-the-length-of-stay-in-the-post-anesthesia-care-unit
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Jonathan P Eskander, Yury Rapoport, Elyse Cornett, Sonja Gennuso, Michael Franklin, Alan D Kaye, Charles J Fox
The combination of promethazine and opioids is known to have an opioid-sparing effect, thereby facilitating a reduction in total patient opioid consumption. In recent years, this practice has fallen out of favor in many healthcare facilities, except primarily in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU). The goal of this study was to highlight the potential of promethazine as a direct or indirect adjuvant medication in acute pain management. The present investigation was undertaken with a case series of adult female patients who underwent open total abdominal hysterectomies...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736375/the-effect-of-adjunct-caudal-block-on-postoperative-analgesia-in-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-single-blinded-pilot-study-in-a-tertiary-centre
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Kenneth Chen, Allen Sim, Alex Ford Kan
Objective: Caudal block provides satisfactory postoperative pain relief in lower abdominal operations. This pilot study explores its safety and effect on postoperative pain control in patients who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP). Methods: From 2013 to 2014, 40 consecutive patients were randomized into two groups - one received caudal block using ropivacaine immediately after operation, the other received standard analgesia. Primary outcome measure was pain score based on 11-point Likert scale (0-10) recorded at recovery room, and at 6, 12, 24, 48, and 72 h after operation...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733020/spontaneous-true-gastroduodenal-artery-aneurysm-rupture-after-an-inguinal-hernia-operation
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Haldun Kar, Volkan Çakır, Hasan Fatih Tanyeli, Salih Can Çelik, Özgün Akgül
Gastroduodenal artery aneurysms are a very rare subtype of visceral artery aneurysms. These are divided into two groups as true and pseudoaneurysms. Pseudogastroduodenal artery aneurysms, which develops secondary to pancreatitis, is seen more frequently, whereas the true aneurysms are much less common. Spontaneous rupture may be fatal. Sudden onset of abdominal pain and hypotension are the most important clinical findings. Endovascular interventions are the gold standard for diagnosis. Regardless of their sizes, GDA aneurysms should be treated as soon as possible...
March 2018: Chirurgia
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